MESSENGER PREAMBLE FORMULA—2:12A.....P. 244
- Description of the suzerain who has a sword—2:12b.....P. 244
- Fig. 68. Replica of the Pompeii gladius sword.
- Fig. 69. Mycenaean replica swords.
HISTORICAL PROLOGUE—2:13–15 .....P. 247
- The suzerain knows where Satan has his throne—2:13a .....P. 247
- Fig. 70. Column of the Asclepion, Pergamum.
- Fig. 71. Statue of Asclepius.
- Fig. 72. Drawing of the Balaam text from Tell Deir ‘Alla.
- The suzerain knows they have remained faithful—2:13b .....P. 254
- The suzerain knows of Antipas’ death—2:13c .....P. 254
- The suzerain knows people who hold to the teaching of Balaam—2:14 .....P. 256
- The suzerain knows those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans—2:15 .....P. 258
ETHICAL STIPULATIONS―2:16A .....P. 260
- Imperative: Repent —2:16a .....P. 260
SANCTIONS: CURSES―2:16B–C .....P. 261
- The curse of the suzerain’s presence—2:16b .....P. 261
- The curse of the suzerain’s war against them—2:16c .....P. 262
PROCLAMATION WITNESS FORMULA—2:17A .....P. 262
SANCTIONS: BLESSINGS—2:17B .....P. 263
- The blessing of hidden manna—2:17c .....P. 263
- The blessing of a new name—2:17d .....P. 265
- Fig. 73. Artist’s depiction of a high priest.
- Fig. 74. Ostracon found at Masada with the name Eleazar ben Ya’ir.
- Fig. 75. A bone token used as a theater ticket.
- Fig. 76. Bone or ivory tessera (tesserae nummulariae) seal.
- Fig. 77. Roman tessera frumentaria (left) compared to a Euro cent coin (right).
- Fig. 78. Egyptian scarab beetle with an inscription.
- Fig. 79. A white stone pillar at Pergamum with names inscribed on it.